Classrooms matter: The design of virtual classrooms influences gender disparities in computer science classes

@article{Cheryan2011ClassroomsMT,
  title={Classrooms matter: The design of virtual classrooms influences gender disparities in computer science classes},
  author={Sapna Cheryan and Andrew N. Meltzoff and Saenam Kim},
  journal={Computers & Education},
  year={2011},
  volume={57},
  pages={1825-1835}
}
Three experiments examined whether the design of virtual learning environments influences undergraduates’ enrollment intentions and anticipated success in introductory computer science courses. Changing the design of a virtual classroom – from one that conveys current computer science stereotypes to one that does not – significantly increased women’s interest and anticipated success in computer science. Effects occurred evenwhen the learning material, gender of the professor and gender ratio of… CONTINUE READING
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